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The Only 100 Anime You Need To Watch

100 Anime Recommendations These are the only 100 anime you need to see! Some of the old.. some of the new, I’m sure there are dozens that are perfect…

animebackwhen

CONventional Sunday (Otakon 2022 in review)

Hey, long time no talk, It’s Jecka with our adventures in Otakon 2022! A bit out of order since this actually happened a week before CRX, bu...

Weekly Shounen Sunday Edition

Review: MARIONETTE GENERATION

Sometimes a character designer can successfully make the leap from animation to manga.  Today is an example of a beloved old-school designer...

The Manga Test Drive

Anime Herald Guest article: Gunbuster

  If you're a Patreon supporter of Anime Herald , you might have noticed that I recently wrote an article for them about how shojo was a maj...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

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Weekly Round-Up, 13-19 April 2022: Gunbuster Influences, Marriage Equality Film Festival, and Nintendo Labor Complaint

AniFem Round-Up 2022 Spring Premiere Digest All of this season’s premieres, listed with content warnings. Chatty AF 160: Dear Brother Watchalong – Episodes 16-23 The classic shoujo retrospective…

Anime Feminist

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Exploring Gunbuster’s Roots in Shojo

Many anime fans are familiar with Gunbuster, and with good reason. Not only was this OVA the directorial debut of one Hideaki Anno, the man who would go

Anime Herald

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Anime Cult Classics: 15 Anime Series Lacking a Broad Audience Appeal

It is easy to forget sometimes that anime in and of itself is an art form, and art is an explosion! I mean, art is expression, and experimentation,…

Recommend Me Anime

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Gunbuster

Type: Ender’s Game? Synopsis: I mean, Ender’s Game came out in 1985. Gunbuster came out in 1988. BUT, the Japanese translation arrived in 1987, so Gunbuster was probably…

Gentlemanotoku's Anime Circle

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More Than A Coincidence: Notes on Xardion and Gunbuster

Stephen revisits Xardion to talk a bit about its similarities with an earlier Gainax project, Aim for the Top! Gunbuster.

ZIMMERIT – Anime | Manga | Garage Kits | Doujin

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13 Old School Anime Worth Remembering (and Watching)

There are a lot of feelings about modern anime, but it is a medium that has never been larger and more widely available. We are also entirely spoiled…

Recommend Me Anime

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This Thursday: The return of Anime Nostalgia's Pen Pal Mailers!

Some of you might remember that last year, I used the fanart sketch cards I did for the #sixfanarts challenge on Twitter to make "Pen Pal Ma...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

Episode 716: Gunbuster Will Be Dispatched

This week on Anime Pulse we got one less reason to visit Japan, invaders attempting to take over an Isekai, and super hype for future FGO events. Up…

Anime Pulse

Risk vs. Reward: Otakon 2021

2021 was the first year where I questioned whether going to Otakon was a good idea. It’s long been my favorite anime convention, but the ongoing threat of…

OGIUE MANIAX

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Animecast: Sony Ate My Crunchyroll

The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give the rundown on anime news of today. Listen in and get caught up, or just get their…

Otaku Spirit

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86: Eighty Six Anime Review 65/100

War stories with giant robots and a dash of racism are pretty common in anime. You have everything from classics like Code Geass, Gundam and Gurenn Lagann (depending…

Star Crossed Anime

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Spinning Another Destiny: SMP Alternative Destiny Gunbuster

First revealed during the SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] rebranding launch, Bandai Candy/Shokugan has finally opened solicitations for the first kit in the SMP Alternative Destiny line. To recall,…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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From lolicon to moe: the adventures of the bishoujo

Japanese otaku fans are often associated with two controversial concepts: lolicon and moe. Outside of otaku circles, both terms are associated with some sort of abnormal attraction for…

Full Frontal

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The rise of sight, the fall of sound

Perhaps we don’t often think on the settings in which people watched older TV anime. But quite basic facets of TV’s nature have changed through the decades, in…

327 Robots

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Watching Anime As A Feminist

It’s Women’s History Month and since yesterday at the time of posting was International Women’s Day, I figured I’d write a little something for the occasion that’s bee…

Sakura Sunrise

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End of February Update 3/1/21

Manga Love and Gunbuster. That was the extent of my February.

Takuto's Anime Cafe

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Gunbuster 2: Over the Top!!! || V-Day Special Review

Nono gambles everything on following Lal’C to the very top of the world–and whatever lies beyond.

Takuto's Anime Cafe

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Gunbuster 2: Diebuster

In this review of Gunbuster 2, also known as Diebuster, I compare this 20th-anniversary anime to Gainax's original hit series.

DoubleSama

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Gunbuster: Aim for the Top!!! || Review

Two girls bravely dare to cross the blank abysses of space and time to save the ones they love.

Takuto's Anime Cafe

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The V-Day Sci-Fi Special Returns for 2021!

The Legendary Mecha Anime returns to the big screen. Let’s try this again.

Takuto's Anime Cafe

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Gunbuster

Gunbuster is Gainax's first hit anime. In this review of the series, I discuss my favorite sci-fi concepts it uses.

DoubleSama

Secret Santa Review: Basquash!

Welcome to Anime Secret Santa, a gift exchange — founded by our friends at Reverse Thieves and run this year by All Geeks Considered — where the gifts…

Ani-Gamers

Anime’s aspect ratios

Aspect ratios go unremarked, but few things can be more fundamental to an anime than its shape. To my knowledge, few things have been said on the topic.…

327 Robots

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November 2020 Review (Gunbuster)

Well, last month we touched upon the debut of Studio Gainax, with The Wings of Honneamise kicking off their first decade of excellent scifi anime, going forward to…

EclecticDude's Anime Reviews 2.0

My 5 Favorite Anime Endings

It’s the end of 2020… nearly. For December, I’m taking another hiatus to do some fiction writing. While I wouldn’t call it a grand finale, given how rough…

Sakura Sunrise

10 Ladies Who Defined Mecha Excellence… 80s Edition (Part 2)

Hey you pilot that giant robot like a girl! Once considered a “man’s job”, like several other jobs, the occupation of being a mecha pilot has over the…

The Classic Anime Museum

Overscan in anime

Let’s talk about what happens in the bottom left corner of this shot from Gunbuster.

327 Robots

10 Ladies Who Defined Mecha Excellence… 80s Edition (Part 1)

Hey you pilot that giant robot like a girl! Once considered a “man’s job“, like several other jobs, the occupation of being a mecha pilot has over the…

The Classic Anime Museum

Thoughts on Rascal Does not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

I recall a fan review of the old SF classic Gunbuster on a now-vanished website that described it as something that “has no business being this good.” While…

Spilled Pixels

15 Anime Series With The Best Soundtracks Outside of the OP / ED

For some, animation is the most important thing to their enjoyment of an anime. For others, the plot is crucial for them. Yet, while likely not the most…

Recommend Me Anime

Diebuster: An Unpredictable Reality

Remember last year when I did Anno August and I reviewed Gunbuster: The Movie? After such a long time, I’m taking a dip back into that universe to…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

Gunbuster & Diebuster – Classics Transcending Generations

It’s funny to think that the very first work by Hideaki Anno I ever saw was Top wo Nerae! Gunbuster, or, Aim For the Top! Gunbuster and not…

Sakura Sunrise

Vote on What I Should Watch Next – Results

So, we have Black Lagoon as clear winner, with Gunbuster not miles behind but not close enough. Classics Akira and ‘much-harder-to-find’ Neo Tokyo got a bit of love,…

The Review Heap

Studio Graviton

I have been researching Studio Graviton for a while, a small studio notable for its activities during the ‘80s, and I’ll articulate what I found in this post…

Alex

Translation – New Anime Century – Year 5 of OVA Animage 1988/11

The post Translation – New Anime Century – Year 5 of OVA Animage 1988/11 appeared first on Full Frontal.

Full Frontal

Diebuster – A Sequel to a Finished Story Done Right

In 1988-1989, Studio Gainax released Gunbuster, which was the directorial debut of a certain key animator named Hideaki Anno. Gunbuster was a new, inventive sci-fi OVA which broke…

The Illusion of Memories

Ani-Gamers Podcast #118 – Ani-Gamer Boy Bath Water

Evan and David check in with some news about the Nintendo Switch Lite and some thoughts on the 2018 Switch drumming game Gal Metal, the 2004 Gunbuster sequel…

Ani-Gamers

Notes on Animation Quality in Anime

I had a rare chance in 2017 to meet Hiromi Matsushita, one of Minky Momo’s most prominent animators. Matsushita is still active in the industry, and when I…

Alex

The Backlog: A Year (or Two) in Review

This one's about the time we spent together.

Dawn of the Second Day

It Takes Two: Sacrifice, People in Gunbuster, Diebuster

Gunbuster is important to me. It is a part of who I am. The cosmic heroism of Noriko Takaya and Yukiko Amano is a thing engraved into me.…

All the Media Matters

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Episode 7: Gunbuster & Diebuster / Part 2

Warui Deshou returns with the belated second part of the Gunbuster & Diebuster cast! We return with more in depth discussion of contentious scenes and issues within the…

warui deshou

#3 - "I'm Gonna Bust a Gun" - A Discussion of GunBuster (1988)

[This episode was recorded on April 2nd 2017] In this episode of Borderline Podcasts, Austin, Ryan, Sully, and Bill discuss the 1988 OVA from Gainax and Hideaki Anno, GunBuster!…

Third Impact Anime Podcast

Editorial: My Top 5 Favourite Anime directors (that aren’t Hayao Miyazaki)

In the history of anime the director who is certainly the most famous and revered in the Western hemisphere is Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke). He has made quite…

The Animation Compendium

Evidence #24: A-ni-me: The Berkeley Journal of Japanese Animation (Vol.1, Issue.1, 1990)

Download File HERE!! (Total Size: 158 mb) Well, now that Animazement has come and gone, I do have a gem that I…

Anime of Yesteryear